Coffee Cups

coffee cup

Disposable coffee cups are very difficult to recycle, with only a small number of specialist plants in the UK able to process them for recycling.

This is because the cups are comprised of paper and lined with plastic, to make them heat and leakproof, with the materials being very difficult to separate.

Most coffee shop chains now collect cups for recycling in store (even if you bought your coffee elsewhere) Otherwise, consider investing in a reusable cup. With many chains now offering money off your coffee if you bring in your own cup, over time you'll make a huge saving.